Please be aware that we have recently experienced some technical difficulties receiving incoming calls. Our IT department are working on fixing this. If you are able to do so, please contact us by email email@example.com and let us know that you have experienced problems getting through.
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Upcoming Collections Week Closure
The Calderdale office will be closed the week beginning 27th November. During this time we’ll be working to improve access to the Local Authority collections in our care and will only be able to answer urgent enquiries. Our normal enquiry and appointment service will resume on 5th December.
Central Library and Archives
Telephone: +44 (0)113 535 0151
All visitors are required to book their visit and order documents at least one week in advance. Please do not travel to our building without having received confirmation of your booking.
Tuesday: 10am – 4.30pm
Thursday: 10am – 4.30pm
Friday: 10am – 4.30pm
Please contact us by telephone 0113 535 0151 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
It may not be possible to retrieve all of the items you request for one appointment. Depending on the nature and size of the collections, the space available in the search room, and staff availability we may need to limit the number of documents you can request. Staff will advise you, at the time of booking, whether any document restrictions apply.
Public lockers for bags and coats are provided and are coin operated (£1 refundable).
Please read the office guidance before planning your visit.
A range of talks are available to groups and organisations who would like to find out more about our Archive Service. In our talks we aim to explain the work we do and help to raise public awareness of our collections and expertise. We offer many different talks, details of which and how to book can be found here.
No refreshment facilities are available but cafes are a short walk away in Halifax Town Centre. Toilets are available.
Parking is available across Halifax Town Centre, including Eureka! car park on Discovery Road and Woolshops car park on Charles Street.
We are approximately 300 metres from the Halifax Railway Station.
We are approximately 500 metres from the Halifax Bus Station.